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Yamaha YDP-145 Review

The Yamaha YDP-145 is an entry level home digital piano created by Yamaha. ‘YDP’ stands for ‘Yamaha Digital Piano’, and the YDP-145 gives you a fully weighted 88 note keyboard (with a great response), 2 x 8 Watt Speakers, 3 x Pedals, 10 sounds, beautiful cabinet design and more! As the replacement model for the hugely popular Yamaha YDP-144 the Yamaha Ydp-145 has a lot to live up to, and it achieves this easily! This piano plays well, looks nice and has a good enough key action for any beginner... Read More

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Yamaha Xperts Online 6th March 5pm

An Exclusive Invitation Yamaha Xperts Online: Sunday 6th March – 5pm Discover why now is the time to upgrade to the Yamaha PSR SX range with our exclusive online event Ever wondered what upgrading to a Yamaha PSR SX workstation would do for your music? Brought to you by Rimmers Music and presented by ‘Yamaha experts Paul Thirkettle and Richard Bower’, Yamaha developer and member of our Edinburgh team. This 1 hour seminar will be presented on ‘Sunday 6th March 5pm’ to a small and select group of participants and... Read More

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Korg Nautilus ‘FREE’ Ultimate Synth Selection

Harness the Power of NAUTILUS with a FREE Interactive Online Masterclass & Ultimate Synth Selection USB Drive Created by the KORG UK team, the Ultimate Synth Selection includes 11 custom Setlists, which allows you to search through the NAUTILUS by engine and legacy instrument, to find exactly the right sound for your next track in the studio, or performance on stage. AND to make sure you’re off to a turbo start, you will also get a masterclass tutorial with our resident expert, Luke Edwards! Whether it’s unique sounding pianos, classic... Read More

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What Do The Pedals Do On A Piano? Find Out In This Blog!

Almost all digital, grand or upright pianos will usually have either 2 or 3 pedals. These pedals may differ slightly depending on the brand and models for specific functionality, but most follow this rule. Most ‘Grand Pianos’ (and digital pianos) use the following pedals from left to right… Una Corda Pedal | Sostenuto Pedal | Sustain Pedal ‘Upright Pianos’ differ slightly, by having from left to right… Soft Pedal | Practice Pedal |Sustain Pedal What does each pedal do? Sustain Pedal (RHS) Let’s start with the pedal that most players... Read More

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New Korg Nautilus |Reasons To Buy One | Rimmers Music

KORG’s UK synth evangelists Luke and Andy dive a little deeper into the new KORG NAUTILUS workstation. As you will see here this is a streamlined version of KORG’s flagship industry-leading KRONOS, with new sounds to explore, from essential to experimental and cutting edge. The front panel is re-imagined with the live player in mind and all their favourite functions are still there, from Set List to Smooth Sound Transitions and 16-part COMBIs incorporating the unique nine dedicated sound engines. The true power of a workstation is still there with... Read More


Roland FP-X Piano Series: Everything you need to know before you buy

Blending simple designs with cutting-edge technology, Roland pianos have long been favourites in homes around the world. Now with the launch of the new FP-X series, it’s a move that represents a fresh generation of music lovers. Experience four new models that are suitable for every budget, from the entry-level FP-10 to the flagship FP-90X which makes use of Roland’s acclaimed piano technology.  Since its founding in 1972, Roland’s pursuit of the ultimate electronic piano has paid dividends. Back then, the technology didn’t exist so they had to build it... Read More

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Yamaha Xperts Online: Saturday 13th March – 7pm

An Exclusive Invitation Yamaha Xperts Online: Saturday 13th March – 7pm Discover why now is the time to upgrade to Genos with our exclusive online event Ever wondered what upgrading to a Yamaha Genos workstation would do for your music? Brought to you by Rimmers Music and presented by ‘Yamaha experts Paul Thirkettle and Daniel Watt’, this 1 hour seminar will be livestreamed on ‘Saturday 13th March 7pm’ to a small and select group of participants and will not be available to view after the event is finished. This ‘free... Read More


Can you spot the carol-hating kid in less than 3 minutes?

As Christmas is on the horizon, we have created a tricky brainteaser to get our customers in the spirit for the festive season. The brainteaser depicts a bustling festive scene where the Christmas spirit is clearly in the air – but there’s one person who isn’t feeling so merry… Hidden within the jolly, layered-up locals is one little boy who can’t stand the carol singers. Covering his ears with his mittens, this carol-hating kid has hidden away to try and block out the “fa-la-la-la-las” and get some peace and quiet. ... Read More

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Yamaha CVP800 Series Experience

EXPERIENCE THE AMAZING YAMAHA CVP800 SERIES IN-STOREWe’re pleased to invite you to our Leyland store on Thursday 15th October to get up close and personal with the all-new Yamaha CVP-809GP, CVP-809 and CVP-805. These are the most incredible Clavinova models yet. You’ll experience some amazing new sounds, styles, features and so much more when you join our ‘Yamaha Clavinova Expert’ in-store for this very special session. Don’t miss this unique opportunity! Book your ‘FREE’ 1 hour product demonstration from a Yamaha specialist Rimmers Music20 Chapel BrowLeylandPR25 3NETel: 01772 433281Email: leyland@rimmersmusic.co.uk... Read More


Hitting The Right Beat: A Look At The Different Parts Of A Drum Kit

Drum kits are made up from a number of different pieces and if you’re a beginner, it can be quite daunting at first when trying to figure out what the role of each piece is. We’re going to look at each piece and give a brief overview of what each one does. What are the different drum set parts? Sticks Stool Snare Base drum Hi-Hat Ride Cymbal Toms Floor Tom Crash & Splash Cymbals Digital Drum Kits Sticks These are the small wooden poles that are held in your hand... Read More